Osimhen has been in tremendous form this season, and he continued with his brilliance at Empoli
Napoli were looking to make it eight Serie A wins on the bounce when they travelled to the Stadio Carlo Castellani to trade tackles with Empoli.
Superstar Nigeria striker Osimhen scored in his previous seven league games, and he was looking to add to his tally.
As expected, the Naples giants started the game on top, holding the ball and applying pressure on the Empoli defence.
Their efforts eventually paid off in the 17th minute, as Empoli defender Ardian Ismajli put the ball in his own net while trying to clear the ball.
Then in the 28th minute, Napoli got their second, and it was none other than their potent hitman, Victor Osimhen.
The 24-year-old goal poacher displayed his striker’s instinct after calmly getting first to a rebound and sending the ball into the net with just one touch to make it 2-0.
Osimhen could have scored his second of the game six minutes later. But Guglielmo Vicario pulled off an amazing save to keep his shot out.
Unfortunately, his goal was all he could muster, as Napoli failed to penetrate Empoli’s defence in the second half.
The game ended 2-0 for Napoli. Osimhen now has 19 goals in Serie A this season. According to Opta, his strike against Empoli ensures that he is the second-youngest player (24 years, 58 days) after Roberto Muzzi (23 years, 165 for Cagliari in 1995) to score in eight straight games.